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Shanxi

ShanProvince:       

Shanxi

Official Name:

Shānxīshěng

Status:

Province

Chinese Characters:

Population Figure:    

approx. 32 million

Area:

156, 000 square kilometer

Location:       

Central China

Adjacent provinces are Hebei, Inner Mongolia Shaanxi, Henan

Capital City:

Taiyuan

Sights:

Yungang caves, Buddhist caves with Buddha's figures and reliefs close to Datong

The Wutaishan, one of the Buddhist holy mountains inChina

General Information:

The most important towns: Taiyuan, Datong, Changzhi, Yangquan

The name of Shanxi province means "west of the mountains"

99% of Shanxi’s population are Han-Chinese. Prevailing minorities are the Hui and the Mongols.

The Great Wall leads through the province.

The Shanxi Opera (Jinju) is very famous in China

Links:

www.shanxi.gov.cn :
Shanxi’s official website
http://www.china.org.cn/english/
China Internet Information Center

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